Post # 1
Hello wonderful bees!
I need some ring help….
I was told recently by my boyfriend of one year to pick out a ring and then he will buy it and propose when he wants to. He wants the actual proposal to be a surprise!
So I have been doing research for awhile, and I know I want moissanite in both the e-ring and band, but here is where I am concerned: I love the sets with an engagement ring and wedding band all blinged out. I am not a fan of plain bands, But I want a wedding set that lasts forever, with minimal problems. I also love halo set round moissys…
Here are a few links to some rings I am loving…
I feel like the styles I love will cause me problems with stones falling out. Am I wrong? I want a ring I love, that will last forever. For what it is worth, I don’t have a job that would be rough on my jewelry.
So bees, what do you reccomend I pick. Maybe have slightly larger stones in the band? Tell me about your experiences. Should I avoid pave/small stones/halos in order to have a long lasting durable ring set?
Thanks so much. 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
I think it depends on how the stones are set into the ring and how well-made it is. I’ve heard stories of other girls’ pave diamonds falling out, but I have an eternity band for both my e-ring and wedding band and neither has had any issues in 2 years!
Post # 5
@Giraffelover: Yes, pave definitely has a tendency to fall out. I would go with #2.
Post # 6
I bought my ring for Kay and haven’t had any issues with the halo or diamonds on the band. The center stone was slightly loose but I didn’t even notice and they fixed it up. I’m very rough with my ring but haven’t had any problems. It will depend on how well the ring is made.
Post # 7
I voted other. Yes, it is, but it will require a little extra care, and you should be prepared for stone loss over time. 🙂
Post # 8
@Giraffelover: I have a halo on a plain band, and it’s held up so far – I’m pretty rough with my ring too. I really lIke the first set for durability. since it has the extra metal on the sides of the band, it might keep the pave diamonds in better.
Post # 9
hmmm. Thanks guys!
Maybe I need to just be okay with needed repairs over years.. I mean if I have a ring for 50 years, chances are it will need some repairs…which means, I should pick my dream ring regardless of pave/halos and just be gentle with it, and realize that it will need repairs at some point.
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
@Giraffelover: #1 and #3 look like they have more substantial prongs on the pave. I think these would be good options!
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
@Giraffelover: Repairs over a 50 year period on pave is a really reasonable expectation. On the other hand, I’ve seen MCo rings with pave set with prongs similar to option #2 lose stones the day of the proposal or a few weeks after. It’s happened to a few girls on here(myself included). MCo buys their settings from different wholesale casting houses (like many jewelers), so you might be able to research an individual setting more thoroughly if you track down which company it’s from (Unique Settings of NY, Stuller, and I think one other).
Post # 12
Thanks! I haven’t decided where I am getting my ring yet. I am looking at several different options. Definitely want something secure though.
Post # 13
I have a pave e-ring with halo and 3/4 eternity wedding band. No stones lost yet, or even loose. Be aware, if you try and get it sized, it makes the stones more likely to fall out. So be sure about your size! my e-ring is 2 sizes too big and I wear a rubber sizer on it to keep it in place rather than risk sizing it.
Post # 14
@antisocialite: is the rubber sizer and fear of losing stones worth it? do you love your set?
Post # 15
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
I think it depends on the overall quality of the ring’s construction.
If you’re buying a name brand ring or at least a ring from a reputable jeweler, you should be fine. I’ve heard that platinum holds onto diamonds better than white gold. But due to budget constraints, we went with white gold on my e-ring and wedding ring.
I get my rings checked about once every 6 months to make sure the prongs are all strong and that nothing has gotten loose. I also have my rings insured through a great policy so that if one of the pave diamonds did fall out, they would pay to get it fixed.
I’ve heard a lot of horror stories, but I’ve had a great experience! I think it’s because I get the checked and cleaned often and I don’t wear the rings when they could potentially get hurt (for example, when weight lifting).
Post # 16
@Giraffelover: Mine’s not an official “Set”, the e-ring was from moissanitejewelryshop.com and the wedding band is from etsy, but yeah, its “worth it” I guess. I don’t really think about it! The sizer isn’t uncomfortable, and I take them off to sleep or shower or work out. You can get sizing beads put in, which are more permanent, which I mean to do…just haven’t gotten around to! I haven’t even had mine a full year yet, though. MAybe down the line I’ll have more issues, but, that’s why I have insurance! Which reminds me that I need to add the wedding band to the insurance policy 🙂